4 star MI WR Christian Fitzpatrick has decided to further both his academic and football career at the University of Louisville. The 6’4 210 lbs Fitzpatrick plays for Southfield High School in Southfield, MI.
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I will be enrolling in January at the University Of Louisville to continue my education and football career. The chance to play for a great coaching staff, great program, and to play with my older brother is something I couldn’t pass up! pic.twitter.com/2lr5Vgg0Rd
— Christian Fitzpatrick (@Cfitz_1) October 21, 2019
The younger brother of current Louisville WR Dez Fitzpatrick chose Louisville over a host of other Power 5 offers (including Washington State and Boston College). Christian decommitted from Washington State just a few days ago. He now becomes the 23rd total commitment and the 4th WR prospect to commit to the University of Louisville for the 2020 class (highest rated WR); a class that is currently ranked in the top 35 nationally. Christian Fitzpatrick made his official visit to Louisville on October 19th for the Clemson game.
Fitzpatrick should fit right in as an outside receiver in the Louisville offense. At 6’4, Fitzpatrick uses his big frame to position his body to help create a bigger target for his quarterback. Fitzpatrick is a more than capable option for running routes through the middle of the field and making the tough catches. Christian also uses his long arms and vertical to go up and attack jump balls it’s highest point, jump balls that he usually wins.
Though not as fluid and shifty as his older brother, Christian still has good agility and is able to make defenders miss in the open field. His agility allows him to run great, precise routes to get open.
Christian plays with great physicality. His strength makes it near impossible for defenses to play press coverage on him. It makes him an excellent blocker in the run game as well. It makes him a great fit for a Satterfield offense that loves running the stretch play to the outside.
Fitzpatrick has massive, soft but violent hands that he uses to catch the ball. His length and those hands give him an unbelievable catch radius. He will be a QB’s best friend because if you throw it in his vicinity he will likely be catching it.
Fitzpatrick has speed too. He’s not a burner, but he has plenty of speed to be a threat to take passes to the house. He glides on the field and it looks effortless.
The players Fitzpatrick reminds me a lot of are current Louisville WR Seth Dawkins and former Louisville WR Devante Parker. He’s a big, athletic receiver that will go up and get the ball. He can go over the middle, go deep on a fade, or run slants; much like the two WRs above have been known to do.
Scott Satterfield got the big, physical WR he wanted in this recruiting cycle. Christian Fitzpatrick is a playmaker and can really help the run game with his blocking. All a QB really has to do is get the ball in his general area and Fitzpatrick will come down with it. Excellent pickup for UofL Football.